SURIC Mentor in Chemistry
Name: Mahesh Lakshman
Office Location: MR-1235
After completion of the Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1989, Mahesh joined the National Institutes of Health as a Fogarty Fellow. In 1994 he joined the private sector as Senior Scientist and then returned to academia in 1998. He moved to The City College (CUNY system) in 2000. He is currently Associate Professor of Chemistry.
Research Topic(s) Summary:
Organic synthesis at the chemistry biology interface
Description of Research:
Research in our group primarily involves development of novel organic synthesis techniques to address questions of a biological nature. Current research projects are directed in two major directions: studies on understanding the molecular basis of chemical-induced mutagenesis as well as carcinogenesis, and metal-mediated nucleoside modification methods.